San Antonio Book Festival

Month: May 2017

It’s a Wrap!

  • May 22, 2017
On April 8, 2017, an estimated 20,000 people descended upon the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio for the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival. It was, by all accounts, the biggest Festival yet. We had 95 authors (after a handful of flight cancellations) from all over the country participating in...
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Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

  • May 19, 2017
The Book Festival has always strived to reach a large number of students. In a city with a 25% illiteracy rate, turning youth into readers is essential for San Antonio’s future. This year, Festival staff focused on expanding these outreach efforts, which resulted in the highest number of students ever impacted by the Book Festival....
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Book Festival Brings $1.5 Million to SA Economy

  • May 17, 2017
During Book Festival weekend, the 5th annual SABF generated $1.5 million for San Antonio’s economy. A study by Trinity University revealed that the estimated 20,000 Festival attendees spent an average of $54 per person as a direct result of the Book Festival, for a total of $1,089,000 generated in revenue for the City of San...
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View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

  • May 4, 2017
To commemorate the Book Festival turning FIVE, we created an overview video highlighting the Festival’s impact and success. We premiered the video at this year’s Book Appétit luncheon featuring Ann Patchett. Special thanks to the incredible team at Key Ideas for producing the video and to Martin Acevedo, a member of our Governing Board, and...
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